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Unique ID: SF8210

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Galba (AD 68-9), VIRTVS, Spanish Mint. RIC I, p. 233, no. 12 BMC I, p. 343, no. 200


The initial reference given was BMC 195, but this is for a coin with a different obverse legend. Coin largely obscured by concretion on both faces. Cleaned for ID at British Museum.[


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 68
Date to: AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Mr Richard Abdy
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Ruler/issuer: Galba
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Spain
Obverse description: [Laureate head of Galba right]
Obverse inscription: ----ATOR

Reverse description: [Virtus standing holding sword and spear]
Reverse inscription: vi)RTVS

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Near Ipswich.

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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